Tutu How To in Two Steps … say that 5 times fast (ha!). I’ve made MANY a tutu in my day, and there are so many ways to approach this! My favorite/quickest go to is done in two super easy steps:
Here’s What You Need
- Tule. I prefer to buy rolls of tule 6″ wide because it makes for way less cutting than if you were to buy tule by the yard. I used about 50 yards of tule for this one (you can order here on etsy or pick up at any craft store).
- Ribbon or elastic waist band. If you use the elastic waist band like I did for this one, you will need hot glue or hand stitch to attach the ends together. A thick ribbon is a great option because you can easily adjust the width of the skirt and finish off with a big cute bow when you tie it on. Just make sure to double-knot that bow!
Here’s What You Do
- Cut several pieces of tule to twice the desire length of your tutu. Keep in mind the tule appears shorter the more layers you add. For OBG’s tutus, I loosely measure using my hand to elbow and use one piece as a template to cut the rest. They don’t all need to be the exact same length. You can make the tutu fluffier or thicker by doubling up tule as you tie it on, and by scooting the knots closer together.
- Attach to ribbon or waistband using a loop knot.
Voila! What’s your favorite way to make a tutu? Have you tried the method above? I’d love to hear from you!